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Posted: 9/25/2001 11:17:36 AM EST
Trying to figure out how many people feel owning a gas mask is a worthwhile investment
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 11:24:47 AM EST
I own one, I use it when i bug bomb our house couple times a year, fiance is allergic to fleas and they bite her like mad. 2 cats and 2 dogs = fleas. Also used when dealing with fumey chemicals, etc. I find them quite versitile. BrenLover
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Link Posted: 9/25/2001 11:31:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By Big_Bear: I have [i]one[/i] but I've had it for a long time. Coincidentally, the little wifey and I were talking about this last night. She doesn't want one but she won't mind if I order some for her and the kids as long as I keep them out of sight in the garage. She doesn't want to scare the kids. I don't even know where I can find kids' gas masks. [:(]
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Try EBAY. I own 2 Canadian C4's, 1 M40 and 1 M17A2. The Canadian C4's are the best masks, IMHO.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 11:32:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By jamon: Trying to figure out how many people feel owning a gas mask is a worthwhile investment
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Like we'd answer that, just making profiling info available for you and whatever alpahbet agency you work for so you all can march door to door and confiscate our gas masks.[;D] Can someone make an AFDB wearing smilie?
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 11:35:27 AM EST
I ordered a pair of Advantage 1000 CS/CN Gas Masks by MSA (Mine Safety Appliances Co.). Cost about $145 each. After doing some research it was my understanding that the cheap surplus masks so readily available in surplus stores/magazines were more for display than functional use. Bought my pair from Botach Tactical and had no problems with my order. Not sure how long the sealed filters are good for, though. But I did hear that 10+ year shelf life was realistic; possibly even 20. I'll have to call the manufacturer to make sure.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 11:37:11 AM EST
I have an M17A1 that I have owned for about 15 years now, I kind of aquired it. I also have a couple dozen extra filter sets. The wife and I just talked about it a couple nights ago, I need two more. SFC(ret) Rew E. Williams
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 11:53:50 AM EST
I know it probably won't help, but I admit it. I bought gas masks for the family and a couple cases of filters.
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Link Posted: 9/25/2001 12:06:39 PM EST
i have a respirator that i use around the house/garage for all sorts of stuff... pesticides, auto body painting, sanding fiberglass resin. there was one time i was flame cutting an old truck frame and the mask was perfect against the fumes from the smoking and burning rubber bushings. also. i ordred up a micronel m95 for nbc reasons. 20 year shelf life. if i never need it, i'll be happy. if i do need it, i'll be happy.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 12:12:56 PM EST
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I'm still looking into it. Actually, I'm looking into getting a full MOPP Level 4 suit like the one here [url]http://www.gulflink.osd.mil/mopp/fig2.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 12:23:45 PM EST
Have several, but then I use them at work.............
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 12:25:20 PM EST
Are you all walking around with these strapped to your leg, waiting for someone to yell, "Gas! Gas! Gas!"? Or will you always wear your masks. Think about it. Chemical: They won't have a plane flying over head spraying. Maybe a truck will go by spraying? I don't know, either way it would be too late. There won't be huge contaminated areas to pass through. They just don't have that capability. Bio: You won't know until it's too late. If you're not infected, stay in your homes. Avoid subways, mass-transit, and large gatherings of people. There's not going to be huge clouds of Chem or Bio drifting across the countryside. Married guys, it DOES make the wife feel safe.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 12:27:10 PM EST
I'll get one for my gas problem.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 12:29:26 PM EST
...and do you know how many people have training filters, that think will work against Nerve agents?
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 12:30:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 12:33:34 PM EST
i have 2 israeli masks, one for me, one for my lady, with spare filters. ive had them for a couple of years, just in case some JBTerrorist tries to teargas the house (or halloween, whichever comes first). www.tapco.com has kids' masks this week
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 1:38:55 PM EST
Those Israeli masks are a worthwhile investment because they are inexpensive, but right now the prices are probably jacked up. I bought 1 for y2k to have an extra, but like the USGI masks better. I know that in a terrorist attack, by the time I feel sick it will be too late to put it on. There may however be panic and crowd control situations were it could be useful. Better to have one and not need it than need it and not have it.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 1:41:55 PM EST
My wife and I both have gas mask. We got it about 2 years ago when we bought the house. We use it quite often when we work around the house like painting enclosed area (closet, utility room, etc.) and when spraying chemicals. Comes in handy on holloween too[:D] We don't expect it to be used against some chemical or biological attack.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 2:18:05 PM EST
I have my old M17A1( geniune NBC filters). My wife and daughter don't have one so what good would it do for me to use one. Is everyone sure that they have the combat filters and not the training type that are only good for CS/CN?
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 2:24:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 2:59:30 PM EST
I have a German WW2 gas mask.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 3:13:10 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/25/2001 3:31:58 PM EST
Garand_shooter, by any chance do you have a website?
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 3:36:58 PM EST
The stuff i got yesterday from Tapco. [img]http://www.student.smsu.edu/s/srv656s/tapco1.jpg[/img] Shawn
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 3:37:13 PM EST
"Is everyone sure that they have the combat filters and not the training type that are only good for CS/CN? " "How does one tell the difference between training and real filters?" There is no such thing as a "training" or a "combat" filter for the US MILITARY M17 (M13A2 filter: 42400-00-165-5026), M40 or M42 masks. They are one in the same. Among the many additional duties I had, I was an NBC OIC for 6 years. Don't get taken by anyone trying to tell you there is a difference..there isn't! We ordered the same NSN for training replacement and real world deployments with respect to each mask filter type. The only requirement we had was to replace all filters in the unit with brand new ones before a major deployment.
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Link Posted: 9/25/2001 3:46:32 PM EST
garand_shooter, thanks. just curious, what type of shape are those PASGT helmets in? Anyone know of a good web resource for information on gas masks?
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 3:47:39 PM EST
I have one, but I got mine for CS gas [;)]
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 3:52:03 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/25/2001 3:59:47 PM EST
I live in Charlotte.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 4:10:32 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 4:30:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter: I do have soem Candian ones coming next week.
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Are these the C4s? If so, would also like to put on the list for 'em and spare filters too.
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